Report: Promises to Facilitate Govt Formation ‘Fade’


Bringing the government formation talks back to square one reportedly "serve" Hizbullah and its backer, Iran, which prefers to push the consultations until after US President-elect Joe Biden assumes his constitutional duties, succeeding President Donald Trump, the Saudi Asharq el-Awsat reported on Thursday.

Reports said the latest meeting on the formation between Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and President Michel Aoun “ended with deep negativity after the President insisted on naming the Christian ministers.”

A former Lebanese PM told Asharq el-Awsat that through his adamant position, Aoun provided an “excuse” for his ally, Hizbullah, and its backer Iran, which prefers the formation of a government in Lebanon be delayed until after Biden assumes his constitutional responsibilities.

He added, on condition of anonymity, that what matters for Iran is to negotiate with Biden on the outstanding issues between Tehran and Washington, including the situation in Lebanon, “in order to reach a settlement instead of letting Paris settle it for a price Iran is unable to pay.”

He said although Hizbullah MP Mohammed Raad showed willingness, during recent talks with French envoy Patrick Durel, to help facilitate the formation process, it has not been paralleled with practical steps.

The ex-PM said that during his meetings with Lebanese officials in Beirut, Durel received “mere promises” from Aoun, his son-in-law, the head of the Free Patriotic Movement Jebran Bassil, and Hizbullah on their adherence to the French initiative; however, these promises soon “evaporated” upon his return to Paris.

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Thumb janoubi 19 November 2020, 10:14

عقدة رئيس الجمهورية تُعرقل عمل الحريري: لا أقبل بإسم لا اعرفه شخصياً!عقدة-رئيس-الجمهورية-تُعرقل-عمل-الحرير/

Thumb ex-fpm 19 November 2020, 10:34

and everybody he 'personally' knows is a thief!

Missing kazan 19 November 2020, 10:17

the problem is much deeper, it is in the genes of the leaders of the country, individual interests more important than the overall interests, in fact the national interest, is misused for individual goal. the Lebanese leaders work for their dynasty and not for the country. They are all prototypes of little-Trump, divide and rule, cannot accept loosing, my way or the highway. their approach is Machiavellian: It is safer to be feared than loved.

Thumb thepatriot 19 November 2020, 10:37

We are governed by a bunch of retards! Especially the "strong" President...

Thumb janoubi 19 November 2020, 10:55

من لبنان إلى ألمانيا: 'عشيرة رمّو' تسرق كنوزا بمليار يورو! (فيديو داخل الخبر)..

نشرت "دويتشه فيله" عبر "تويتر" فيديو يوّثق اعتقالات في أوساط "مافيا العشائر" ذات الأصول اللبنانية في برلين بسبب سرقة كنوز تقدر قيمتها بمليار يورو. فما القصة؟

في التفاصيل، 18 مداهمة لشقق ومرائب ومركبات نفذها نحو 1600 شرطي ألماني في برلين ومدن أخرى لاسترجاع قطع أثرية تقدر قيمتها بنحو مليار يورو سرقت قبل عام من متحف القبو الأخضر بدريسدن.

وألقت الشرطة القبض على 3 مشتبه فيهم ينتمون لعشيرة رمّو ذات الأصول اللبنانية، احدى عشائر المافيا الكبيرة في ألمانيا.

العائلة نفسها مشتبه بتورطها في جرائم كبيرة، كسرقة قطعة نقود ذهبية بوزن 100 كلغم من أحد متاحف برلين.

Thumb janoubi 19 November 2020, 10:57

بالفيديو.. الشيخ والصهر «يقطعان ظهر» 70 عائلة في الجميجمة ويستوليان على مليوني دولار!الشيخ-والصهر-يستوليان-على-مليوني-دولا/